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July 12, 2014 Subject:
Naughty But Nice!
To me, Betty is far superior to Disney's cardboard (be honest, now!) cardboard heroine. Okay, there are no ultra-cute one-dimensional dwarves, but instead we have the multi-talented Koko who performs one of the multi-talented Cab Calloway's best songs in front of a surreal background. You can watch this cartoon a thousand times and see something you missed the first 999 times.
This is NOT a kiddie cartoon. It has sex, murder, drug references and so many bizarre images, children will have nightmares. Let them have the bland version and savor this one yourself. Bon appetite!